University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Krystal Pollitt

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Commonwealth Honors College
Family Research Scholar, 2017-2018



Krystal Pollitt is chemical engineer with interdisciplinary training in exposure science and environmental epidemiology. Her research focus is on developing analytical approaches to characterize personal environmental exposures to understand their role in the aetiology of disease. She uses targeted and untargeted hyphenated mass spectrometry techniques (e.g. ICP-MS, LC-MS, GC-MS) to analyze exposure of trace metals as well as organic pollutants, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, phenols and phthalates, in a variety of biological and environmental matrices.